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Fallboard not as slow as it used to be
#2880865 08/18/19 09:52 AM
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I have a Kawai RX-3 with a slow fallboard. Over the decades, the fallboard does not close as slow as it used to be.

Is there an adjustment that I myself can make so that the fallboard closes more slowly?

Thanks!


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Perhaps you should post your query in the Piano Tuners - Technicians Forum.

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...or ask your own piano tech... or call/ e-mail Kawai.


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Unlikely that it is something that needs adjustment. More likely it is like a worn out shock absorber and must be replaced.


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The man asked a question . Yes he should really post it in the Tuner-Technician Forum. Your advice to ask his own piano tech or to call/email Kawai is truly an insult. Your reply comes off sounding arrogant and condescending. Shame.

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There is no adjustment - the mechanism can wear out. It can especially wear out faster if it has been pushed down faster than it wants to fall, but over time it is something that does wear.

If it gets to the point that it is banging down extra fast, then your piano tuner can simply replace the damper mechanisms in the fallboard. Your piano tuner can call Kawai (in North America) and order the replacements.


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bxrdad1 #2881202 08/19/19 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by bxrdad1
The man asked a question . Yes he should really post it in the Tuner-Technician Forum. Your advice to ask his own piano tech or to call/email Kawai is truly an insult. Your reply comes off sounding arrogant and condescending. Shame.


The answers were perfectly reasonable. Not arrogant or condescending at all.


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I felt likewise.

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I also felt likewise.


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Originally Posted by Ken Knapp
Originally Posted by bxrdad1
The man asked a question . Yes he should really post it in the Tuner-Technician Forum. Your advice to ask his own piano tech or to call/email Kawai is truly an insult. Your reply comes off sounding arrogant and condescending. Shame.


The answers were perfectly reasonable. Not arrogant or condescending at all.

Ken - you are perfectly right and the answers were perfectly reasonable. Also, thank you for locking the “emigrating” thread! I applaud your decision. No wonder I love reading PW with my morning coffee ☕️!


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bxrdad1, I'm sorry my suggestions sounded like a put-down to you. It's a truism that characters on a monitor can't let the reader truly see the intention of the writer.

If I had known the answer, I would have just said so. I slightly regret that I felt just a little too lazy to look up

http://www.kawaius.com/

to make the query easier for the OP. But it looks like doremi got there pretty fast anyway! Thanks for that, KawaiDon.

I will have to make more of an effort to communicate unambiguously online. I love PW, and I promise you that I don't come here to torment people.


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No problem Jeff. My nose sometimes gets out of joint before I really think. Sorry for the attack. You're correct, PW is great. Dan.

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OP here, I am continuing the discussion in the Piano Tuner Technician forum.


I am 'doremi' because I play scales smile
Had I progressed to playing chords,
I would be 'domisol' shocked

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